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I really like the look of pearls, but obviously, they're not vegan. I tried to look around on the Internet, but the only results I get is "HOW TO TELL THE REAL ONES FOR FAKES!!!!", "HOW TO IDENTIFY REAL PEARLS!!!" etc. I read up on those actually, so I can figure out what is considered good quality. The guide is as follows:<br><br>
-secure setting and clasp, made from a quality metal<br>
-small hole size<br>
-heavy for its size<br>
-no flaking (especially check around the holes)<br>
-usually, there are knots in the string or cord between each pearl<br>
-small size (less than 10 mm in diameter), and personally, I think they should be spaced apart a bit, and they usually aren't a perfect sphere<br>
-single string<br>
-the holes are consistent sizes from pearl to pearl<br>
-the holes should be flat (didn't understand this one) instead of a "shallow bowl shape"<br>
-shouldn't have obvious signs of dyeing<br>
-have light tinges of color in natural or bright light<br>
-variations in iridescence (the pearls shouldn't be perfectly matched)<br><br>
do you guys have more tips on finding realistic looking imitation pearls? Places to get them? If it's impossible to meet all of the above, that's alright, as long as it's close to fool the majority of people.
 

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QVC do faux pearls. You should google up <i><b>Fashion jewellery faux pearls</b></i> and this should lead you to many sites.<br><br><a href="http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.J146532.desc.Joan-Rivers-Pretty-Pastels-Faux-Pearl-Bead-60-Necklace" target="_blank">http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...ad-60-Necklace</a>
 

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Try eBay and amazon.<br><br>
I don't know what kind you're looking for but I have found plenty of sites.<br><br><a href="http://www.thefind.com/jewelry/info-faux-pearl-necklace-costume-jewelry" target="_blank">http://www.thefind.com/jewelry/info-...ostume-jewelry</a>
 

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I heard that the Swarovski Crystal Pearls are really good realistic looking ones...can anyone testify to that?
 

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In faux oysters?
 

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does anyone know if these:<br><a href="http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.J260532.desc.Joan-Rivers-75-Simulated-Pearl-Necklace" target="_blank">http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...Pearl-Necklace</a><br><br>
are decent? It says that they are gold tone, but I'm hoping that just means a creamy color, rather than a fakey metallic gold look
 

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I don't know what kind you're looking for but I have found plenty of sites.<br><img alt="" src="http://www.slowliving.info/song3.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><img alt="" src="http://www.slowliving.info/song2.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.bookunion.org/14.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><img alt="" src="http://www.bookunion.org/2.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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does anyone know if these:<br><a href="http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.J260532.desc.Joan-Rivers-75-Simulated-Pearl-Necklace" target="_blank">http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...Pearl-Necklace</a><br><br>
are decent? It says that they are gold tone, but I'm hoping that just means a creamy color, rather than a fakey metallic gold look</div>
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They look like they have a pale tone to them. QVC does a 30 day money garantee back if you don't like them.
 
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